A late 19th century German ivory and silver gilt mounted oval tray
by Georg Roth of Hanau, Augsburg marks
with a central oval ivory panel carved in relief depicting the goddess Venus seated in a chariot drawn by peacocks, with attendants and putti amongst clouds, surrounded by four panels carved with a continuous procession of bacchus in a chariot drawn by leopards, attended by nymphs and satyrs, the drunken Silenus astride a mule with further goats and bacchantes, all inset within silver and gilt repousse and chased scrolls, exotic birds, caryatids supporting scrolling fruit, classical masks and baskets of fruit, together with a mahogany and line inlaid oval display table, circa 1920, height 63cm, length 84cm. (2)
- For a similar example see, Sotheby's New York, Property from the Collection of Carl DeSantis, 4 November 2011, lot 155, sold for US$59,375.
Australian Colonial Furniture and Australiana
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